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Aug 11, 2013

Articles on Blechacz's new album "Polonaises" from Polish media

Rzeczpospolita dated Aug.1, written by Jacek Marczyński

"Deutsche Grammophon has just announced that the premiere of Rafał Blechacz's new album will be on September 10. The pianist has recorded this time seven Polonaises by Chopin...." on Aug. 10
"Rafał Blechacz returns to Chopin".

Audio Lifestyle on July 23.

** Int. release will be on Sept. 6.

Universal Music Japan posted ad of Blechacz’s new CD on its official website.  It introduces a fraction of liner note written by Rafał Blechacz.  It’s very impressive but I don’t translate it back to English since I believe it’ll be published in other countries very soon. (Aug. 15)


"It is not a profession to be a pianist and musician. It is a philosophy, a conception of life that cannot be based on good intentions or natural talent. First and foremost there must be a spirit of sacrifice."
(Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli)

I found this remark from Mezzo TV's website on June, 12, the date Michelangeli passed away, remembering it from a comment on "sacrifice" of the previous post.


  1. Blechacz says the most difficult part is Polonaise-fantaisie Op.61 but I think his performance of this polonaise is superb.

  2. A special piece played by a special artist.
    "....Polonaise-Fantasie … amazing piece, probably the most difficult, because everything is in it...this piece has many unconventional moments...the end of the polonaise, an unbelievable place, which reminds me an internal struggle, leading to a victory in the end. Specially the last accord is important for me: it sounds like the ultimate fulfillment. That seems to be a little philosophical, but this music has a lot to say. But I can feel that something important is in this music.
    (From RB's interview for TV ARTE, Hamburg, Oct. 2009)


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